SQUARES 2017 | Call For Artists

Call For Artists! | 2017 SQUARES 10th Annual People’s Choice Exhibition

2017 marks the 10th year of this fantastic Community Art Event.

Prizes this year includes:

Adult Category: First Prize $400; Second Prize $200; Third Prize $100

Children’s Category:  First Prize Gift Voucher $75; Second Prize: Gift Voucher $50; Third Prize: Gift Voucher $25

SQUARES is open to all artists  – everyone is welcome! There are both Adult and Children Categories, making it an Art Competition for everyone to enter!

What can you do on your SQUARE?

This is a wonderful way to enter an Art Show for the first time – newcomers are always welcome!

Your $25 Entry kit includes the 30 x 30cm SQUARE you require to enter, simply pick up your Entry kit from the following venues and create away! You can find the SQUARES entry kits from:

Strathnairn Arts – Holt

Belconnen Arts Centre – Belconnen

Watson Arts Centre – Watson

Important Dates to Remember

  • Final entry date – 4pm Sunday 14 May 2017
  • Exhibition and voting open – 10am Sunday 18th May 2017
  • Final voting – 12pm Sunday 18th June 2017
  • Prize giving 3pm – Sunday 18th June 20171

Entries are to be returned to the Strathnairn Arts Gallery, we look forward to seeing your creations!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

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You Are Invited! | Heat and Light | Jo Townsend | Jane Kelly

You Are Invited! | Heat and Light | Opening Tomorrow…

Please join us for the Opening of Heat and Light – A joint exhibition by Josephine Townsend – Ceramics and Jane Kelly – Photography.

Where: Gallery Two, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: April 27 – May 21, 2017

Official Opening: Thursday April 27, 4 pm.

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

You Are Invited! | Art In Miniature Opens Tomorrow!

You Are Invited! | Art In Miniature Annual Exhibition Opening

Please join us for the Opening of A.I.M.Art In Miniature – Annual Exhibition in Gallery One.

 

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: April 27 – May 21, 2017

Official Opening: Thursday April 27, 4 pm by Jo Hollier.

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

Ollie Ayrton - The Wizard of Oz

Last Days! | Ollie Ayrton | The Wizard Of Oz

Ollie Ayrton – Last Week!

Ollie Ayrton has his amazing sculptures on exhibit in Gallery One. For The Wizard of Oz fans it’s a must see!

 

An emerging artist who lives and works in Canberra, Ollie trained at the ANU School of Art from 2008 to 2001. He is currently an artist and tenant at the Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA).

This exhibition will be the artists’ first solo show.

“For over 75 years this story has given faithful service to the Young at Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashion”. – Ollie

 

 

The artist has worked with life models to create truly lifelike characters inspired by the classic film The Wizard of Oz. It is the culmination of two years of highly disciplined and rigorous work.

This truly striking display of works is something not to be missed!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

Eryka Garbutt | Artist Talk – Waste Not

Join Artist Eryka Garbutt for the last week of Waste Not…..

Mixed Media Artist – Eryka Garbutt is known for her marvellous mind and for finding new ways to reuse or recycle materials in her many art forms.

Pendant | Cutlery | Eryka Garbutt

This is a wonderful opportunity to see a more focused body of work by the artist, utilising materials often dismissed.

Recycling takes materials such as plastic, paper, metal, and glass and breaks them down so that they can be made into a new product. Up-cycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful.

Re-purposing is to change (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose. There is a fine line between the three and often they just merge. – Eryka

Works on show include Pendants made from Cutlery, Sculptures made from household items and Wall Art from Toilet Rolls.

Lady In Not So Red | Toilet Rolls | Eryka Garbutt

Eryka will be available at the Strathnairn Gallery this Saturday 22nd April throughout the day to speak about her creations and artistic processes.

This is the last week of the exhibition.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see Eryka’s latest creations.

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

You are Invited! | The Wizard of Oz | Ollie Ayrton

You are Invited!

Please join us for the Opening of The Wizard of Oz– A Solo Exhibition by Ollie Ayrton in Gallery One.

 

“ABOUT THE WIZARD OF OZ

“For over 75 years this story has given faithful service to the Young at Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashion”. This exhibition will be the artists’ first solo show. The artist has worked with life models to create truly lifelike characters inspired by the classic film The Wizard of Oz. It is the culmination of two years of highly disciplined and rigorous work.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ollie Ayrton is an emerging artist who lives and works in Canberra. He trained at the ANU School of Art from 2008 to 2001. He is currently an artist and tenant at the Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA)”

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: March 31 – April 23, 2017

Official Opening: Saturday April 1, 4.30 pm

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

You Are Invited! | Waste Not Solo Exhibition | Eryka Garbutt

Waste Not, A Solo Exhibition by Eryka Garbutt
30th March to the 23 April 2017

Please join us for drinks and nibbles
4.00pm on Saturday the 1st April 2017
90 Stockdill Drive. Holt.
02 6254 2134
http://www.strathnairn.com.au/

Recycling takes materials such as plastic, paper, metal, and glass and breaks them down so that they can be made into a new product. Up-cycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. Re-purposing is to change (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose. There is a fine line between the three and often they just merge.

Creativity is what drives an artist. The added bonus of recycling, up-cycling, and re-purposing is not only its contribution to the environment but the added bonus of the provocation to think outside the box in a practical way, but with a still aesthetically pleasing manner. Art has to stand on its own merits not capitalise on its humble beginnings. If the origins are lost in the execution, then that is a measure of its success.

Soft drink bottles, egg shells, egg boxes, toilet rolls, waste paper, beads, even outdated currency finds a place in Eryka’s artwork. Creativity means thinking outside the box. Can you imagine: flowers made from toilet rolls or plastic bottles? Cute little hat brooches made from bottle caps? Cutlery reinvented as pendants? Beads made of house insulation? This exhibition will open your eyes to the possibilities.

Waste Not is an exciting exhibition to be opened by International Mixed Media artist Joan James, inaugural Secretary General of the World Shibori Network Australia and New Zealand responsible for organising and curating exhibitions in Paris, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.

Eryka Garbutt, who is a local Canberran artist, is not restricted to just recycling materials but likes to explore varied mediums and techniques. Decoupage jewelry was the starting point, but wire work features heavily in her work. Crochet wire jewelry and wire wrap techniques, Viking weave, are just a few examples. She will paint on paper, silk or glass, decoupage on mixed surfaces, play with polymer clay, cast with plaster, paint with paper, using paper as a palate instead of paint and generally mix techniques and materials. Colour and texture are her main inspiration.

Please visit https://erykagarbuttdesignsblog.wordpress and www.erykagarbuttdesigns.com

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Shibori and Indigo Dyeing Workshop this weekend!

Shibori and Indigo Dyeing

Learn the ancient art of Shibori and Indigo dyeing with International Shibori Artists Joan James and Hellen O’Sullivan.

When:  Saturday 25th March
Time:   10.00am—4.00pm
Cost:    $100.00
Where:  Village Hall, Strathnairn Arts, Stockdill Drive, Holt, A.C.T.

 

One of the beautiful Shibori scarves available in Shop at Strathnairn Arts by Joan James

 

Don’t delay to book your place today!

Email joanjamesartist@gmail.com to book your place.

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

You Are Invited! | Allsorts | Katie Volter & Group Exhibition

Allsorts | Katie Volter & Group Exhibition

 You are Invited!

Please join us for the Opening of Allsorts – A Group Exhibition in Gallery One and Gallery Two.

A diverse group exhibition of works by Anne Balcomb, Stephanie Boyle, Annie Florence, Debby Gairns, Louise Spencer, Katie Volter, Jenny Robbins and Shakir Rahman.

Please Join Us!

Where: Gallery One, Gallery Two, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: March 9 – 27, 2017

Official Opening: Saturday March 11, 4pm

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

 

Last Day! | Photographic & Painting Exhibition| McEwen Mason and Kellett

Last Day! | Photographic & Painting Exhibition| McEwen Mason and Kellett

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Last Day!

This is the last day of the “Photographic & Painting Exhibition” by Nathan Kellett and Jenny McEwen Mason. 

Nathan Kellett is a local amateur photographer who over the past 15 years has

captured images from around the country. Photographs within this exhibition
focus on Victoria, the Snowy Mountains and the Canberra region. Nathan only
spends a limited number of weekends every year dedicated to his art and has
selected the most unique photographs to exhibit.Jenny McEwen Mason has been an amateur painter for over thirty years.
Her first works were oils but gradually over time she has incorporated more
mediums to her repertoire. This exhibition focuses on her works done in pastels
and watercolours across a range of subjects.Both Nathan and Jenny are proud to bring you this body of work which
incorporates their combine passion for the natural world through time lapsing
photography or instances of whim.


Where: Gallery One and Two, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: February 2 – March 5, 2017

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The rain has cleared, making a lovely day to spend at Strathnairn Arts  – perfect for meeting friends for lunch at the Juice Kitchen Cafe!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

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